RSA Fellows in the Brighton area came together in November 2017 to discuss taking action around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Speakers included Susan Harris FRSA, Sustainability Network Lead, and Libby Davy FRSA of the Greater Brighton Network, as well as other sustainability leaders and champions.
Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer Mike Barry was the guest speaker for our November 2017 event. A discussion with Network Steering Group member Professor Wendy Purcell and the audience included topics such as the jagged disruption changing the retail sector and making sustainability personal for consumers. These slides give an update on the Network’s growth and ways to get involved.
Our sustainable households sub-group conducted a survey earlier this year to garner members' views on household sustainability. It found 98% of respondents felt they could do more to improve their current performance. Click above for the summary of their initial findings. Following this, the sub-group hosted an ideation workshop on 4 July to explore these themes further.
RSA Sustainability Network Sub-groups provided updates on their progress towards their outcomes up to Q4 2017.
The Sustainable Households sub-group is committed to helping UK households assess and improve their sustainability and we are seeking simple, implementable solutions based on currently available information and methods. We have conducted a survey mostly among our members on the gaps, barriers and opportunities for more sustainable behaviour in UK households.
Run in collaboration with the Sustainability Network, we heard about nine projects working in the broad sustainability sector at this RSA Engage event. Here are the slides from the exciting pitches we heard in a packed room at RSA House. Included in the pitches was Talia Hussain who heads up our Sustainable Department Store sub-group.
Our quarterly newsletters are one of the ways you can keep up to date with the network’s activities and opportunities to get involved.Thank you to those who were able to join us for the event on Thursday 23 March. It was a great evening at St Katherine’s Docks in London, with a thought-provoking presentation from Clive Hall FRSA (one of our Steering Group members).
The slides provide an update on the Network & the RSA’s sustainability activities including subgroups (operating principles) and some of the details from Clive's presentation which looked at the RSA’s history and mission around commerce, manufacturing, and sustainability, and how our network can help to further that work.